- intelligent knowledge-based system,
- intelligent terminal,
Origin of intelligible
Examples from the Web for intelligibly
Can we intelligibly aggregate hundreds of millions of individual opinions into one or a few collective opinions?
If ideas are not expressed at all, or not intelligibly, their possessor can not use them, can not correct or make them effective.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
"I hope you won't get to thinking about her, then," his mother entreated, intelligibly but not definitely.Fennel and Rue|William Dean Howells
He has the advantage of understanding English, and will soon speak it intelligibly.
- capable of being apprehended by the mind or intellect alone
- (in metaphysical systems such as those of Plato or Kant) denoting that metaphysical realm which is accessible to the intellect as opposed to the world of mere phenomena accessible to the senses
Word Origin for intelligible
late 14c., "able to understand," from Latin intelligibilis, intellegibilis "that can understand, that can be understood," from intellegere "to understand" (see intelligence). In English, sense of "capable of being understood" first recorded c.1600. Related: Intelligibly.